discovered: modern wall letters!

1 Mar

Kaufman House, Palm Springs, designed by Richard Neutra

As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, poorly-designed wall letters are one of my all-time bugaboos when it comes to nursery design. And although there are great alternatives (see this post), I’ve been on a quest to find interior letters on par with the DWR outdoor house numbers originally designed by Richard Neutra for his homes.

Neutra House Numbers, Design Within Reach, $48

A house in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

8-inch letters, Anthropologie, $18 each

The Neutra numbers are aluminum. These letters, from Anthropologie, come in brushed zinc. They’re 8″ tall and come in all caps (as above). The font is fantastic – confident but fun and quirky with a deco touch. There’s something about them that would suit any room decor; I could see them working equally well for girls and boys.

Up close.

I know you font fans out there would beg to differ, but it also reminds me of one of my favorite typefaces, Caracteres, which is inspired by French road signs.

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